Friends in faith:
I am writing to you from the center of the California NO on Prop 8 campaign. I serve as the Statewide Faith Organizer. I am a full time volunteer who moved here from out of state to help defeat Prop 8.
As you know, we are in an historic battle to preserve marriage rights for same sex couples in the State of California. The margin is razor thin and our most recent poll shows us 3 points down. We are in a struggle for the hearts and minds of undecided voters in California. You have undoubtedly heard that we are down in the polls as well as donations, but I write to assure you that we are not down in spirit!
No civil right has ever been won without progressive people of faith!
We have the best and largest coalition and field campaign ever created for LGBT rights! We have raised more money than we ever have when fighting an LGBT ballot measure! We have field offices covering the State of California and over 100 phone banks working night and day. Many of them are located in churches, synagogues and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship halls from Eureka to San Diego. Even the 7th Day Adventists have over 500 people who havesigned on to a NO on Prop 8 petition.
This is what we need from you!
-We need you to get on the phones.
-We need you to make and solicit donations.
New technology allows us to enlist your energy to directly talk one on one to undecided California voters. Reaching out to them is the single most important act you can take to help us win on November 4. Phone banks can be established in your congregations, homes, and/or on your own!
Go to our website and help us double our phone banks and reach out to every Californian who needs more information and wants to have a one on one conversation. If you have ever said that you wished there was more that you can do...NOW is the moment to act.
We also need donations. Every individual can go to No on 8 and donate today!
If you've already donated, do so again! Now is the time for sacrificial giving. We recommend $2008.00 to honor the year this mile- stone decisionwas made. Or $365.00 for the full year that teams have been on the ground readying for this struggle! The cost of a marriage license in California is $77.00.
Do whatever you can, but do it today! We can only win by getting our message out. Won't you please join us in making history today?
In service to a more just world,
Rev. Debra Peevey
Statewide Faith Organizer
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